Shelburne anecdotes, vintage photos needed for pictorial history

Photo reprinted with permission from “Greencastle-Antrim Revisited,” by Bonnie A. Shockey and Kenneth B. Shockey with the Allison-Antrim Museum. Available from the publisher online at www.arcadiapublishing.com or by calling (888) 313-2665.

Photo reprinted with permission from “Greencastle-Antrim Revisited,” by Bonnie A. Shockey and Kenneth B. Shockey with the Allison-Antrim Museum. Available from the publisher online at www.arcadiapublishing.com or by calling (888) 313-2665.

Attention Shelburne residents! Do you have archives of old photographs or vintage postcards? Are you knowledgeable about Shelburne’s history? Would you like to help preserve that compelling history? Then this is the project for you.

Sara Woodbury, a local resident and curatorial fellow at Shelburne Museum, is looking for old photographs and anecdotes that might be used in “Shelburne,” a pictorial history to be published by Arcadia Publishing in its Images of Americaseries.

The book will cover the history of the town from the founding through the 20th century and the importance of family collections to this project cannot be overemphasized. Vintage photographs become increasingly fragile over time, but by scanning and reproducing them in a book, they become available for all to see and enjoy. Every contributor will receive proper credit in the book and will have his or her photos returned after they have been scanned. Photographs that show people in action are especially appreciated, but all images will be considered.

Established in 1993, Arcadia Publishing is the leading local history publisher in the United States, with a catalog of more than 8,000 titles in print and hundreds of new titles released ever year. Several volumes have been published about Vermont towns and cities, including Burlington, but currently no Arcadia book has been dedicated to Shelburne.

Anyone having photographs to be considered for “Shelburne” may contact Sara Woodbury at swoodbury@shelburnemuseum.org or (413) 346-3730. Residents may also mail her at 103 Toad Lane, Shelburne, Vt. 05482. Anyone interested in submitting photographs should do so before September 2013. The prospective publication date for “Shelburne” is June 2014.

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